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Awareness Walk for Preeclampsia in Viera

May 05, 2015 06:39PM

Join advocates for the Preeclampsia Foundation by participating in the Foundation’s annual The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia. The foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy related to high blood pressure. The annual event, which happens around the country to support innovative research and raise public awareness about the warning signs of preeclampsia, will take place on the Space Coast at The Avenue in Viera on Saturday, May 16, at 8:30 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.).

“Preeclampsia survivors are bringing wonderful awareness to communities across the country through the Promise Walk,” said Preeclampsia Foundation Director of Community Relations Laney Poye. “We are very excited to continue this momentum in 2015, since we know that greater awareness and knowledge results in healthier birth outcomes for mom and baby.”

“May is National Preeclampsia Awareness Month, deliberately chosen to coincide with Mother’s Day weekend,” explained Executive Director Eleni Tsigas. “Almost 300,000 women each year are affected by preeclampsia, with approximately 25 percent of those resulting in serious adverse outcomes to mother or baby or both.”

Walk-up registrations accepted the day of the event. Pre-registration encouraged. See PromiseWalk.org/SpaceCoast. Registration is $20 for adults, $10 for children age 10 and under. For more information, call the Preeclampsia Foundation at 321-421-6957.

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